W…W…W…Wednesday

It’s Wednesday. Some say Hump Day. Some say Halloween. I say it’s time to play a little book game. Just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading? Just started Chris Cleave‘s Gold, which has been on my list for some time. Listening to the last disc of Fool by Christopher Moore. It’s his raunchy retelling of King Lear. So funny, so clever, plus the bonus of narration of Euan Morton. A true delight.

What did you recently finish reading? Finally finished The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli. I loved her book The Lotus Eaters but couldn’t quite get in the groove of this one. Some excellent writing, but I never connected to the two main characters. Took me a full week to read. That could have been because I paused to read the excellent short story collection, Astray, by Emma Donoghue. She took tidbits from historical documents about immigrants and castaways and created moving and interesting stories about them. I highly recommend for short story or historical fiction lovers.

What do you think you’ll read next? I’m planning to start the audio version of Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen. I own the book version but never got to it so I’m hoping the audio will be a good one. Next in hardcover, the completion of my Ann Patchett Project. I finally have a copy of Taft.

What are your W…W…W… titles?

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5 thoughts on “W…W…W…Wednesday

  1. I recently finished 32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter
    I’m currently reeading Velveteen by Daniel Marks
    Don’t know what I’ll be reading next since I’ll be starting NaNoWriMo tomorrow. Maybe I’ll start I’m Down. I have to read it for my book club on the 17th of November. Go to my blog for the post concerning the NaNoWriMo challenge. Happy reading!!!

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    • WOW. NaNoWriMo. That’s impressive. I’ll think great thoughts for you. When I heard Erin Morgenstern talk about her experience with the program, it sounded quite inspirational. Best of luck to you Didi.

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  2. Iam currently reading Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende. I am turning the final pages on this deeply satisfying novel by one of the only authors who beckons me towards historical fiction. This story of a slave/concubine and her valiant sturggle to free herself and her children ends up in New Orleans by way of “the islands” with stop overs in Cuba and what once was Haiti. It colored in my sketchy knowledge of the history of slavery before the cotton plantations of the deep south and the the French and Spanish contribution to slavery and even the negro caste system. I recently finished One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakarumo. While not life changing, this story about the what the people trapped in a building after an earthquake will do and say captiviated me for a few days. Later today I will begin to read Ghost Lights by Lydia Millet (even though Martha Stewart contributed a quote to the book jacket)

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  3. Currently reading Butter by: Erin Jade Lange
    just finished The oracle of Stamboul by: Michael David Lukas
    what i plan to read next Stupid Fast by: Geoff Herbach

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